How does food bring us together? Today I'm bringing up the topic of food as Thanksgiving is coming closer. Food seems to bring people together from every culture. Every culture has its own food traditions, but food seems to make a community. Traditions help reminisce what we had as children and keep alive the ways that were passed down to us by elders and ancestors.
noun: the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. (google.com)
Thanksgiving is around the corner and even though some people may not celebrate what it means to have a Thanksgiving, we should still give thanks to those around us. What good way to celebrate than having a feast? As Americans we eat roast turkey as the main dish as part of the Thanksgiving feast. Although, I don't enjoy eating turkey, I still love the idea that it brings families together to have a nice meal.
In my Asian culture and even in other Asian cultures, we usually have hotpot during Thanksgiving because it's a great way to warm up for the cold season. Hot pot is where there is a pot of boiling water at the table and everyone can drop uncooked food in the water to boil and eat instantly. Usually its beef, chicken, greens, and seafood.
Some cultures mix traditions together where they eat roast turkey and their traditional feast, which is also a great way to celebrate. Mixing cultures together is accepting all the differences that we have and clashing those differences together to form new ways to celebrate for the holidays.
The holidays is definitely the time that brings people together, it creates a community. People may even have interactions with people during this time that will last a lifetime. The holidays will always be a good time for our society. This is a time where we can enjoy things together! Remember to feast on this special occasion and Happy Holidays!